Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze

A classic french toast recipe with vanilla, cinnamon and a cream cheese glaze drizzled on warm toasted artisan bread slices.

Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze by #frenchtoast

Are you a breakfast person?

I mean, do you really like breakfast– at breakfast time?  Or, are you the type that likes a cozy breakfast meal later in the day?

Here at my house, we L.O.V.E breakfast in the evening!

You wouldn’t believe the excitement when I go the lazy route and make breakfast for dinner, instead of using that pot roast that didn’t make it to the crock pot earlier that day.  

Needless to say, my family is simple to please!  Sometimes.

Whether you enjoy eating breakfast for breakfast, lunch, or dinner… you’ll be in French Toast Bliss (it’s what I call it!) with just one bite of this Cinnamon French Toast with a Cream Cheese Glaze drizzled all over!

Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze by #breakfast

This is truly a simple recipe of dipping (not soaking) the bread into an egg mixture with cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.  Dropping the slices onto a hot pan until golden brown on both sides…

And, topping the warm toasted bread with a glaze made up of cream cheese, more cinnamon, nutmeg, cream, and vanilla!

Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze by #cinnamon

Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze
A classic french toast recipe with vanilla, cinnamon and a cream cheese glaze drizzled on warm toasted artisan bread slices.
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  1. 4 bread slices (I love to use sourdough artisan bread. It has a more chewy texture and won't get soggy.)
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, for frying
  1. 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (room temp.)
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. powdered sugar for dusting the tops of bread, optional
  1. Cream all the ingredients together for the glaze, in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet or frying pan on medium to high heat. As the skillet is heating up, prepare the egg mixture for the bread.
  3. In a wide medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Whisk until all combined.
  4. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture. (No need to submerge each slice of bread all the way, just enough to coat each side. Not the crust.) Lay onto the heated pan with butter. Flip when golden brown.
  5. Spread a spoonful of the cream cheese glaze onto each slice of hot french toast. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, optional. Enjoy!
  1. Recipe may easily be doubled. Store and refrigerate cooked french toast and cream cheese glaze for up to 3 days. May individually wrap and freeze already cooked french toast for up to 3 weeks.
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I hope you enjoy these, as much as my family does!

**For you French Toast Lovers, here are MORE ideas from my friends!**
Orange Creamsicle French Toast ~ Will Cook For Smiles
Coffee Creamer French Toast ~ This Gal Cooks
Bailey’s Spiked French Toast ~ Beyond Frosting
Butter Pecan French Toast with Caramel Sauce & Bacon Sprinkles ~Bun In My Oven
French Toast Sourdough Crepes with Maple Cream & Candied Bacon ~ Cooking With Curls
 I’m sharing this Cinnamon French Toast with:
Something Splendid Blog
I Gotta Create
Sewlicious Home Decor
Little Miss Celebration
The Weary Chef
Call Me PMC
Dolen Diaries


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  1. says

    Such a classic Gloria!! Love the cream cheese glaze idea! Makes it even better 😉 totally a breakfast person but I must confess I don’t often make it for dinner and I don’t know why!! Well, I make egg scrambles but that doesn’t count haha! I totally am going to give these a try. Thanks for sharing! Hope you’re having a lovely Wednesday!
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    • says

      Cindy, this is why we need to be neighbors. We wouldn’t need a sidewalk to walk over to each other’s homes, we’d make a path right in the middle of the grass! Enjoy your day before Friday! 😉

  2. says

    I LOVE breakfast! It’s my favorite meal. And I can totally go for breakfast in the evening. We have “dinner breakfasts” quite a bit. I need to make this french toast for one of those meals. It looks absolutely gorgeous Gloria! And I love that cream cheese glaze!
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  3. says

    My boy just commented the other day that it has been a while since we had breakfast for dinner and I was not sure whether to take that as a compliment or not…really you miss my laziness? Or you not happy now I’m making dinner every night hhaha! I love this french toast and how fancy it is. I will have to surprise him with it.
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  4. says

    Oh Gloria, these look gorgeous and totally wish they were my breakfast right now! Breakfast is my favorite meal too and it’s always a yay to breakfast for dinner 🙂 I can’t stop drooling over the cream cheese glaze too, it looks so magical – pinning 🙂
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    • says

      Kelly, I have to admit, I always sneak into the glaze as it’s sitting off to the side while I make the bread part… it’s absolutely irresistible! (You’ll love it, for sure!)

  5. says

    I am a breakfast person and a sweetbread person. So if you can combine the two, I’m all yours! This looks like the perfect french toast to serve for a special occasion, like Christmas or Easter. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!


    • says

      Alison, love special occasion breakfasts. Especially Mother’s Day breakfast/brunch… my fave! Thank you for coming over to leave such sweet words!

  6. says

    Cream cheese glaze on french toast!? And then topped with my beloved powedered sugar?! That’s brilliant! My hubby and I ADORE breakfast foods and can eat them any time of the day. My mouth is watering and I need to experience all this grandness asap. 🙂
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  7. says

    My family is a breakfast for dinner type! And oh my goodness, they LOVE their French toast. It isn’t my personal favorite, but I now know that is because we’ve never used hefty slices of French bread … or smothered it in cream cheese frosting … or piled five on a plate. I’m set now! And P.S. totally impressed with these photos – breakfast dishes like pancakes, waffles, and French toast are so hard to photograph!

    • says

      Mary Frances, thank you so much! I have to agree with you about photographing foods like this. I was starting to think, how many more times can I seriously photograph this without really moving it into another ‘pose’ … hehe!

    • says

      Thanks so much, Gintare! My husband devoured this whole plate by himself… now I’m ready to make more because it’s so good! 🙂

  8. says

    Good gosh, girl! I’m totally drooling over this French toast of yours! Your photography here is just so stunning and inviting. How something so simple can look so magical in the morning (or evening) totally amazes me. Pure deliciousness and, yes, bliss! We are big breakfast fans at our house and enjoy brunches on the weekend and breakfast for dinner treats now and then, too. Thank you for sharing, girl. Pinning (of course)!
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  9. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Ok, so I’m not really a breakfast person … but I am totally reconsidering that stance after seeing this!! Hubba hubba!

  10. says

    I LOVE having breakfast for dinner… during Lent when Fridays are meatless for my family we do breakfast for dinner a LOT. Looks like I’ll be adding these to the menu 🙂

  11. says

    Not only do we like breakfast we love having breakfast for dinner! Breakfast is especially great on snow days and we have had more than our fair share this year. I look forward to creating the recipe. Thank you for sharing. ~Kelly

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  12. says

    Thanks so much for the recipe! Made this for the family this morning (with pepperidge farm apple caramel bread) and everyone LOVED it.


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